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Cultures & Festivals of the World: China--Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival (Hong Kong, China)

29 minutes 11 seconds

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This celebration's origins date back to the 14th century uprising against the Mongols. The rebels wrote the call to revolt on pieces of paper and hid them in pastries known as mooncakes. Today, during the festival, people eat mooncakes, and parents allow children to stay up late. Families also prepare a special meal and light paper lanterns. Part of the "Cultures & Festivals of the World" series.

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Runtime: 29 minutes 11 seconds

Cultures & Festivals of the World
Episode 1
30 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Cultures & Festivals of the World
Episode 2
28 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12